Bocas Lit Fest

Angel

Country of Authorship: Grenada
Author: Merle Collins
Genre: Fiction

Publisher: Peepal Tree Press

Publication Year: 1987

Synopsis

Merle Collins’ first novel parallels the coming of age of its female protagonist, Angel, whose university education exposes her to the ideas of Black Power and radical decolonisation, and the turbulent years of 1951 to 1983 during Grenada’s thrust for political self-determination.

“The novel affirms a sustained tradition of suffering and struggle and creativity that is encoded in the oral histories of the Grenadian people who speak their wisdom in ritualized song, story and proverb.” Carolyn Cooper

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